Conversations on Studying Abroad

Where to Find Food For Under $3 Near the ECNU Campus

Nov 16, 2019 9:22:00 AM / by Tina Huang

Studying abroad in Shanghai on a budget?  Check out Tina's latest video where she shares must-try places for tasty meals, sweet treats, and bubble tea, all for under $3!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Food Abroad

What My Schedule Looks Like While Studying in Shanghai

Nov 4, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Tina Huang

Follow along with Tina as she takes us along to her Monday classes in Shanghai, starting with intensive Chinese. You can customize your schedule to include language classes, an internship, or both. It's up to you!

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Posted in: International Education, Shanghai, China

5 Apps to Download Before You Study Abroad in Shanghai

Oct 15, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Tina Huang

In this vlog, Tina Huang provides advice on essential apps that will help you navigate Shanghai and communicate with your classmates, professors, and CAPA staff. Check out the video before you go abroad so you can be fully prepared for your time in Shanghai!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Shanghai Metro 101: How to Get Around Shanghai With Public Transit

Sep 26, 2019 10:05:00 AM / by Tina Huang

In this vlog, Tina Huang teaches us how to get from point A to point B in Shanghai using the subway. With Apple Maps as her sidekick (yes, apparently it's actually good in China) and a destination in mind, she takes us along on a journey off campus.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Tips for Your First Time Flying Alone to a Foreign Country

Sep 5, 2019 11:52:11 AM / by Tina Huang

CAPA Shanghai vlogger Tina Huang has arrived in Shanghai! In her first vlog of the semester, Tina covers a topic that can applies to all study abroad students - flying internationally! For many, this may be your first time flying overseas, or even, as is Tina's case, flying alone. Make sure to watch for some highlights of Tina's travels and for some helpful tips from her experience to help you embark on your next adventure!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, shanghai-vlog

Introducing CAPA's Official Bloggers & Vloggers for Fall 2019

Aug 22, 2019 10:27:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of official bloggers and vloggers for Fall 2019!

Each of them will receive a grant accompanied by an explorer fund while they are abroad to help them generate their stories here on CAPA World. From pre-departure thoughts through their reflection upon their return to The States, we will watch the stories of these students unfold as they learn about their host country, explore and discover the real city beyond stereotypes and expectations, interact with locals, focus on their academics and complete internships.

So who are they and where are they going?

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Florence, Italy, Barcelona, Spain

The 5 Most Impactful Aspects of a Summer Abroad in Shanghai

Aug 19, 2019 10:40:00 AM / by Absa Samba

Absa shares the reality of her multicultural experience in Shanghai. From getting used to Chinese food to sharing what it's like to be a black person abroad, she tells us how she navigated her study abroad and internship in Shanghai and what it all means to her. As she steps out of China, read on about the 5 things that's made the most impact for Absa.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Why Study Abroad

Learning How to Make Traditional Chinese Dumplings with CAPA Shanghai

Aug 15, 2019 10:40:00 AM / by Absa Samba

Making Chinese dumplings from scratch in Shanghai? Definitely an item that's crossed off on Absa's bucket list! Here's a story of how 18 Champlain College students got involved in this cultural activity and learned how to make dumplings. Want to make some of your own? Absa shares more details on the recipe in this post.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

Budgets, VPNs & Other Tips from a Shanghai Study Abroad Veteran

Aug 14, 2019 12:18:39 PM / by Lauren Girard

In her final episode of the summer, Champlain college student Lauren reflects on her experience in Shanghai and shares tips to help future students deal with the unique experience of studying abroad in China! With advice ranging from budgeting and scholarships, to dealing with China's "Great Firewall" with a VPN, to getting used to the eastern squat toilet, make sure to watch if you're heading to Shanghai this fall - this vlog could be a lifesaver!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

19 Photos from the CAPA Excursion to Beijing, The Forbidden City, and the Great Wall

Aug 12, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Absa Samba

Pack your bags because we are taking a high-speed train to Beijing! Is The Great Wall of China on your list of places to go before you die? Have you wondered how to make your way to The Forbidden City? Well, in today's post, Absa will show you around all these places and more. Together with her CAPA classmates, she spent the weekend in the prominent Chinese city where they toured some of the most historic spots in the world and spent time taking in the local culture.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture